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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:12:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 30' North, Longitude: 11° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 428.67 meters/second, 1543.2 kilometres/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.98 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"958.49 miWest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 miNorth958.48 mi
24 hours0° 02' 37.9"2.81 miEast0° 06' 31.0"7.48 miNorth7.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 40' South, Longitude: 168° 18' West

The ground speed is currently 412.98 meters/second, 1486.7 kilometres/hour, 923.8 miles/hour or 802.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.40 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 51.5"923.48 miWest0° 00' 52.8"1.01 miSouth923.43 mi
24 hours15° 08' 14.5"973.14 miEast0° 23' 49.9"27.33 miNorth974.85 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SabhaMon 1:12 PM578 km359 miles312 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ArlitMon 12:12 PM605 km376 miles327 nmSouthwest SW
TamanrassetMon 12:12 PM626 km389 miles338 nmWest W
Faya-LargeauMon 12:12 PM933 km580 miles504 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZinderMon 12:12 PM1002 km622 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TripoliMon 1:12 PM1162 km722 miles627 nmNorth N
NdjamenaMon 12:12 PM1207 km750 miles652 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KanoMon 12:12 PM1208 km751 miles653 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyMon 12:12 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmSouthwest SW
Valletta *Mon 1:12 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNorth N

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